Weekly Commentary on Fashion News from Around the World

UGGS.  Yes, I’m starting out my weekly fashion post with that one word.  Why?  They made a bridal line.  Even if I married in the North Pole, I would search high and low for a Northface Bridal line before wearing these.  Since UGGS mostly now appeal to a much, MUCH younger generation, are they saying they support underage marriages?  I wonder what they are going to do develop for prom season…

Courtesy of UGG

What you should splurge on for your wedding?  Reed Krakoff‘s limited edition perfume.  Not only are there only 100 bottles of each for sale, you also own a beautiful piece of art.

Something not suggested on your wedding day but perhaps any other day?  A sock bun. 

… and while we’re on the subject of nuptuals, we all know Mark Zuckerberg is a married man.  We all have seen Priscilla Chan‘s wedding dress.  Apparently, it was purchased off the rack and the designer had no idea!

Missed Cannes?  So did Jean Paul Gaultier – not once,  but twice!  See why and see who made his “third time’s the charm”.  See all the looks from Cannes 2012 here.

… and it wasn’t just people, walking the red carpet.  This little guy also made an appearance:

If there is one lady who knows something about makeup, it’s Aerin Lauder.  Recently, she announced she will be starting her own lifestyle brand, which will hit stores this summer.

… and speaking of makeup brands, MAC just launched their “Hey Sailor” line and it comes in way cute packaging with nautical hues – including blue eyeshadow.  Never had an easy time applying it?  Watch the how-to video!

In a recent interview with OPI, they let the public in on a little secret about what it takes to name their shades.  A session I would LOVE to sit in on.

… and while picking out your favorite shade with that cute little name, make sure that if it’s going on your toes, it isn’t accompanied with a fish pedicure.  The CDC has finally issued strong warnings, which led to 14 states banning the practice.  For a list of which types of bacteria these fish carry, click here.  If you’re squeamish, just know it isn’t good.

Despite your own opinions on where fashion goods should be made, which countries should create new jobs and provide funding, and the like, a discussion is being had somewhere in the world on these topics (with some very important people), who will help shape the fashion manufacturing industry in countries, such as Africa.  Boy, would I have loved to be a fly on that wall!

When you think the Grimaldis or the Casiraghis, you think royalty, wealth and a fabulous wardrobe.  After all, they rule one of the richest countries in the world – Monaco.  Generations of these families have never worried about money – except for one lady – Charlotte CasiraghiSee what famous luxury brand she models for, in order to pay for her REAL hobby – horse competitions.

Who isn’t afraid to flaunt their money?  The very gay sons of Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant.  In an interview with Fashionista.com, see who just learned how to study, despite his continuous partying and who paid $1000 for a gondola ride, during a race.

Also creating a buzz – France’s new First Lady Ms. Trierweiler.  See what outrageously high heels she wore to the G8 summit.  I say “You go girl!”

But if you are the Queen of England, shoes will never be considered uncomfortable.  According to her stylist, someone breaks in the shoes for her.  You know the saying “Walk a mile in her shoes…” or “Try being in her shoes for  a day…”  I say, “Don’t mind if I do!”

The challenge with posting once a week, means that little tid bits of items up for sale, that might be great finds, have expired.  In this case, it was Carey Mulligan‘s Met Gala dress.  See how much it made on eBay and what the money went towards.

With summer almost officially in full-swing, I can’t help but be excited about Resort wear… for NEXT year.  See what Oscar de la Renta has created – hint: it involves neon, gardenias and gingham.  To go with this, they have also created a line of sunscreen, available for purchase now.

What will be an interesting line to watch for: Louis Vuitton‘s latest collaboration with another famous Japanese artist.  The line will be unveiled July 10th.

Almost as fascinating as Karl Lagerfeld is Iris Apfel.  She will be interviewed by Viranda at Sotheby’s.  If you are in the area, you can buy tickets to see her live.

Rather shop? Christian Lacroix announced they are opening a store in Paris!

72 year-old Elsa Peretti is retiring and Tiffany & Co. is trying to buy the rights to her designs (which equate to 10% of all sales). I say she should say no, so that I can selfishly hold onto her collection for 30 years, saying that these were ” retired investment pieces”.

Finally, my new “It” girl of the moment: Lea Michele.

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